Today we would like to introduce one of our key contributors to Piwik: Clearcode, a software development company based in Poland. Recently, they have worked on the Piwik.org website redesign (and we think they’ve done a excellent job!), and they are also involved in Piwik core development and Professional Services,

I had the chance to interview (via email) Maciej Zawadzi?ski, the CEO of Clearcode, who has also been an active and valuable Piwik core team member since 2007!

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What is Clearcode?

We are a software house based in Poland, made up of a team of young but seasoned programmers, designers, system administrators, testers and project managers. It all began a few years back when my friend and I first launched a blog advertising network here in Poland. We later sold this startup and decided to invest the money we received into funding a new venture.

Establishing a software company was a natural choice for us as that was our background and we knew how to manage projects properly. Clients satisfied with our services recommended us gladly to other companies. And so, within 3 years, we were able to build a company that hires over 50 passionate web technology specialists.

Who are your customers and what kind of work do you do?

Our customers are very different, ranging from startups with global ambitions, to small and large online communities, to advertising technology companies, global brands and large corporations. We deliver the best custom software in the ad industry, web and mobile based apps and great solutions based on WordPress and Piwik. We are developing apps in PHP, Python, JavaScript, Java (Android) and Objective-C (iOS).

What sets Clearcode apart from the competition, as a web and design company?

Our flexibility and a very individual and tailored approach to every client. We work with plenty of startups so it allows us to experiment, use new technologies and solutions.

We always listen to our clients and try to achieve the best possible outcome, so we, and on the other hand our customers, feel that we are something more than just another software development company. We care about the products we deliver – our clients do stay with us and recommend us on to others. We also provide advice and consulting in the marketing/social media/business strategy fields so that the apps we deliver could be more successful.

The number of clients we acquire by “word of mouth” indicates that we deliver the highest quality development service regardless of whether our client is a startup or a large brand.

Our company’s approach and work environment attract to us extraordinary, talented people, who love what they do and are good at it. We feel honored to work with such a great team. This unique corporate culture allows us not only to work effectively but also to have fun together just like friends do.

Last but not least – attention to detail – we always try to get even the smallest detail right.

Are you using Piwik internally or with customers? If so, how are you using Piwik?

Piwik is a project close to our hearts, we remember back in the days when we used phpMyVisites. In our former company we took full advantage of Piwik’s capabilities to track our visitors. Presently we not only use it for our own purposes but also recommend Piwik to our customers, many of whom are aware of the privacy issues and wish to keep control of their data. We believe Piwik is the best open source web analytics software out there.

What is the next big thing for Clearcode?

We want to maintain the company growth despite the decline in global economy. We also aim to compete with large players on the software development market. This year we plan to launch our own product for the advertising industry so stay tuned!

Note from Matt, Piwik Founder: Clearcode is an important technology partner for Piwik and their contributions have been enormous. They consistently demonstrate expert knowledge of Usability, Interface design, WordPress hacking, and more. After working for nearly a year alongside Clearcode, I highly recommend their services to any business looking for a solid team of software developers and artists.

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Matthieu Aubry

While studying in India in 2006, Matthieu had the idea of creating an open source web analytics alternative to Google Analytics. In 2007 he released the first public beta version of Piwik. Matthieu now leads the project from New Zealand, where he likes to spend his days coding new features from the Piwik Roadmap, and helping users and customers use Piwik effectively. Find him on twitter or github.